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West Coast

Vanessa HeadshotMore than 22,210 men in California, Utah, Oregon & Washington will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, with an estimated 4,850 men expected to die this year alone.

To spearhead the boots on the ground effort on the West Coast, West Coast Chapter Director Vanessa Petersen will expand efforts to support men and families in their own backyards by providing patient-centric programs in addition to our Run/Walk events. The West Coast Chapter joins ZERO’s growing base of regional chapters in Texas, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic.

If you’re in California, Utah, Oregon, or Washington and want to get more involved in prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in nine American men, contact Vanessa!

Vanessa Petersen | Vanessa@zerocancer.org | Read her bio here


Join us at a ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in California!

Portland, OR – June 10th Salt Lake City, UT – June 16th Greater Los Angeles Area, CA – June 23rd Napa Valley, CA – September 15th San Diego, CA – September 22nd Puget Sound (Seattle area) – October TBD (Website coming soon!) San Francisco, CA – November TBD (Website coming soon!) Sacramento, CA – November TBD (Website coming soon!)


Give Back with Ralph’s

ZERO participates in Ralph’s Community Contribution program, which gives a percentage of your grocery bill to the charity of your choice.

Follow these steps to enroll your rewards card and select ZERO as your charity of choice. Not only will you get great deals on groceries, but you’ll be giving back to an even greater cause.

ZERO’s Organization Code is 83147.


Regional Testing Partner

Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is a non-profit volunteer based humanitarian organization established to serve communities in need. In addition to operating five mobile vehicles (one medical, three dental, and one vision) throughout California, they operate low-cost brick and mortar medical clinics. The prostate cancer mobile unit in partnership with ZERO services men in the central and southern California areas (mostly in the greater LA area). To find a free testing event near you with Tzu Chi, click here.


IMPACT – IMProving Access, Counseling & Treatment For Californians with Prostate Cancer

IMPACT´s mission is to provide high quality FREE prostate cancer treatment to Californian men with little or no health insurance. IMPACT partners with community providers, local health departments and other community-based health organizations to establish growing network of health facilities statewide that evaluate and treat patients in their local communities.

Learn more about this program here.


Get involved with the California Chapter

Table at an event. Want to spread prostate cancer awareness in your community? Represent ZERO at a local awareness event in your community, such as health or workplace fair. Let us know when and where, and we’ll send you a kit with all of the educational materials you’ll need. Request a kit today!

Learn more about how you can volunteer here.